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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 271stMost Influential: 3,695thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,008th
The Armed Republic of
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Threaded Needle

Population259 million

Currencydollar
Animalbison

The Armed Republic of Threaded Needle is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 259 million Needleans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 26.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Threaded Needlean economy, worth 26.1 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 100,655 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Women don't report crimes to the emergency services for fear of being arrested, politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, and popular candidates who don't suffer last-second political scandals tend to get fished out of the Threaded Needle City River. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Threaded Needle's national animal is the bison, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Threaded Needle is ranked 111,744th in the world and 5,287th in The North Pacific for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 1,610.64 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 3,695thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,008thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,204thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 13,532ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,121stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,945th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 192nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 381st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 451st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 578th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 589th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 613th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 749th in the regionRudest Citizens: 804th in the regionMost Influential: 850th in the regionMost Patriotic: 854th in the regionMost Armed: 972nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1,081st in the regionMost Average: 1,120th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1,145th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 353 » CHATZI, Aerilia, Lulubellia, Ellbonnia, Bharathvarsh, Yaorozu, KAP03land, Harjad, Tringapore, Bankowiata, Madjack, Ayuzhhhhh, Technocratic-european Countries, The Concordian Commonwealth, Aenglaland, The Rhein States, Guer Aike, Shibutani, Dabarastan, Dar es Saalam, Evereska, Tachycardia, The Erie Doctrine, Kastonvia, Hamerica, Koda-Land, Ohiyo, Corfad, Milhanex, North Bratislava, Maott, Liberum Hibernia, Pazair, Q w e r t y, ForestMythal, Kontino, TheGreaterKingdomOfPeople, El Guajuila, XD 2, Notyoutopia, XST, Votak Matim, Parpyduckland, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Card Kingdom, Pallaith, Sojenre, Landraya, Federation Terra Australis, and 303 others.Bongo Mountain, Western Vapia, Marshava, Emeraldisia, Morachia, Therizia, DeadlyAntics, Clatoria, Greatest Valconia, Neavira, Fell Dunn, Caldore, Vitiyal, Nordic-British Union, Doessay, Kappacon, Chukstik Illahi, Solaria Alliance, South Teja, Ver Testua, Immanuelia, MountainValley, Necromonia, Lucedeia, Emnaria, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, Eastern Triman, Holy Oranz, Zupla, Northern Socialist Council Republics, Laurendon, Regallio, Hazkor, Mitropola, FezEmerald, Altivia, Old Emporia, Canineia, Panterastan, Tvers, Alice Gardens, Holy Marcus Empire, Pantor, Cobolica, Neopie, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, South Baba, MAACAU, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Jancokk, The Jerichowan Country, Aetulia, Verdonne, Tibus Heth, Eternal Dominion, Walter Jackson, The Bikini Bottom Republic, Tolandolia, Dromanius, Ordodio, Finchin, Aidiarnia, Rainengrad, Gri Cous Frodion, Plagriu, Lemsrow, Azzarel, Brsil, PotatoFarmers, Intelbrazia, Napnomadia, -Arene, Liminyj, Ilaya, Arquan, Wooloo Unitedstrtes, The Zimbabwean Dollar, East Supple Lund, Laudesia, New Zenonia, Lil Nasbol, Vene Gra, Republic Sickle, Bend Mai, Laxoimia, LostLegion, Milosburgh, Xipher, Detrivania, Klodma, Kokus Foria, Phoronu, Menache, DarThvadrville, Nacional Socialista Jugoslavija, Nuronte, Jamicusinaland, Perikuresu, Wapistan, Kargrimmar, Konolas, Bapaving, Haprus Nanari, Bornodia, Keld, Katuda, Spifftopiania, Sachi, Seenvorland, Very Pog, The Warrior Tribe, Inspiratus, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, 2 and 2 is Fish, Demo Troplenia, West Grippiratia, Batatoland Empire, Victoria Crater, Jinju-Do, Logovets, Naalfgarth, Jaded Grammarians, Lemonbiscuits, The Arat, Kwaj, Stud Hoy, Gliese Minor, The Bureaucratic Territories, The Windmilluminati, Anungu, Eggplant Island, Fratanica, 0OGA, Dacian Freelands, Aoncarpa, Lambwe Valley, Excedra, Arctic Kingdoms, Esplandia, Megopoli, Sweden79, Dreadton, Xentherida, Veltvalen, Hardscrabble, Vexilia, Karazan, Malta Comino Gozo, Ahssn, Chiho, Omolon, Wooleystan, Erisoria, Marmiedon, Swertania, The Republic of Free Peoples, Feral Collective, Dontrovolous, PlanetMercury, Unsophisticate, Socialist People of Redondo Mundo, La Islas Filipinas, Soviet Terran, Arrivederci, Upper Canada Republic, Andanavia, United States of Medford, Pederlandia, Colonies of Free Temeria, Darkmondoria, Spotted Bobtail, Confederacy of North America, Sunea, Gurou, Vincone Cae, Fran Advar, Britain and Northern America, Wisconsota, Ramiru, Quentiam Viventem, New Lakemba, Volstokn, Savarah, Zokk, Mystiquelle, Democatic Donkeys, The Federal Republic of Greater Germany, Federated States of Nations, Pinguioris, Raviani, Ellinika Nisia, Luminerra, Selfgradatude, Lavea, Enfindania, Orom, Cartures, Testnation223, Gendirt, Loptous, Elomania, Super Girl, Clan Spaniel, Marganza, Yukti, High Albania, Dakota Territories, United Asgardian States, Brandenburg-Ansbach, Noesantara, Navsland, Judean Utopia, Friedensberg, Deseret-Moronia, The Republic of Maltaland, Kayanc-Boaine, Dicko, Gallac republic, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Manticore utopia, Kobagia, Miamington, Ballajura, Warnen, AmManies, The Tadpole Republic, Sloove, Singamadri, Yellops, Rinadia, Pleroma Sans Romans, ExploitNation, Aeurithianar, Larger Green Plants, The Arverni Lands, Vesuva, Tyroshh, Jaistein, SORT, Galbadiana, Free Culture, Goblin Gang, United States of Americanas, Nordliches Stadt, Heilhum Imperius, Keurig Machines, Hellsinky, Yokciq Empire, Conteria, Solmetria, State of Dragoonia, Socialist Soviet Armenia, Kandorith, A Salmon Named Harold, Xagill, Ringo de Prata, Tehmistan, The Unicrons, Oannia, Aeolist, Govornia, Yalkan, Texas States, The Mighty Roar, The Discipled, Pradovnia, Kyruev, Former English Colony, Imperial Alliance to Restore the Empire, Cinnibar, Nistriabar, Seanat, Kosovare, The Vistula, Claninas Angethum, Bravos30, Vektahs, Siwale, Bomparistan, Blyskalia, Imperial Pieserged, Waystar Fujiwara International, Wilkshire, Potatolandium, Feradia, Lofi Girl, Thought Obliteration, -Azteca Mexico, SirHardHead, Lionia, Kranostav, Seltsames Auge, Chips and Guac, Frances Francis the First of France, Sil Dorsett, Advancia-Sizzletown, Tamriel and Atmora, Glasvinia, Gragadoia, Tyirza, Lassetopia, The United Empire States, and Gorundu.

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